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Reference : V-P-IL-E-02973
Date : 2017
Country/Region : ISRAEL
Caption : Ramallah. Suha Misleh, 54, head of ICRC’s Ramallah office is discussing with two palestinian farmers about a project for the restoration of their lands.
Photographer : JABR, Atta
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, "Inspiring women working to improve people’s lives", 07 March 2017

"I have been dealing with vulnerable women, ever since I started working for the ICRC in 1987. In my line of work, women often prefer to deal with other women. In parts because they feel more comfortable and at ease to speak about their concerns but also because women connect easier with other women in a conservative society like ours.
My job is very important to me. It is an integral part of my identity. What I do is empowering and meaningful. Working in the humanitarian field has shaped me. It has also influenced both my life and that of my family. My children show more sympathy towards victims and people in need.
The respect I get from the men and women I work with is empowering. If given the chance, women could change the world to a better place. For that to happen, all forms of violence against women must stop and the quest for full gender equality must be pursued. "
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